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Doubt

No Doubt About It

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence." --Michael O'Brien

Two-Headed Snake

          Scientists once studied a snake that was double-minded.  It was born with two heads.  Each head had a mind of its own and would try to control the body.  One moment it would crawl one way, then the other mind would take over, and the snake would crawl in a completely different direction.  It truly was double-minded.

          That's the picture of the one who doubts.  As confused as a termite inside a yo-yo, he doesn't know which way is up and which way is down. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 15) 



The Hitchhiker

Doubt is not unbelief, but it is not faith either.  It wavers between faith and unbelief, unable to make up its mind what it wants to be.  It is like the hitchhiker who was thumbing a ride with his hand in one direction--and thumbing a ride with his other hand in the other direction.  He wasn't sure which way he wanted to go. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 14)

The Cause of Doubt

Doubts occur when what we expect to happen isn't happening, or what shouldn't be happening is happening.  Circumstances are in direct conflict with what we believe.  This causes us to be confused and waver between the two, wondering which is right. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 16)

Cross Reference:

Your Willingness is Half the Battle

Faith, Doubt, and Unbelief


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